Interventions Resources

The purpose of interventions is to ensure students are provided with the standards based supports they need to meet/exceed grade level standards. A comprehensive system of interventions involves a graduated set of safety nets aligned to specific student needs and standards. In Pennsylvania, ELL educational programs are all found within the instructional core. For resources related to ELL, please see Instruction.

Click on the title of a resource to review a description and to access information and materials that support successful interventions.

Assistive Technology - Sensory Impaired

Center for Implementing Technology in Education

The Gateway to 21st Century Skills

  • www.thegateway.org

    In addition to access to educational resources on the Web, the Gateway to 21st Century Skills also hosts information about GEM.  GEM is an acronym for Gateway to Educational Materials.

    GEM is a well developed set of widely used standards used for describing learning resources. GEM has also developed tools to make creating resource descriptions simple.  Look for documentation of those standards and tools here.

Described and Captioned Media Program

  • www.cfv.org

    This website promotes and provides equal access to communication and learning for students who are blind, visually impaired, deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf-blind. Free-loan described and captioned educational media is available to students who are deaf, blind, hard of hearing, visually impaired, or deaf-blind. This educational media is made accessible to the deaf and hard of hearing via captioning and to the blind and visually impaired via description. With over 4,000 titles (and growing!) available for viewing, the DCMP is continuing to provide equal accessibility to these students and the professionals who serve them. The DCMP also offers a clearinghouse of information related to education, accessibility, deafness, blindness, and other related topics. The DCMP is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administration by the National Association of the Deaf.

National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

  • www.loc.gov/nls

    Through a national network of cooperating libraries, NLS administers a free library program of braille and audio materials circulated to eligible borrowers in the United States by postage-free mail. A program of the Library of Congress.

National Information Clearinghouse on Children who are Deaf/Blind

  • www.nationaldb.org

    The National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB) is a national technical assistance and dissemination center for children and youth who are deaf-blind. Funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), NCDB works collaboratively with families, federal, state and local agencies to provide technical assistance, information and personnel training.

    The consortium focuses on two major purposes as required by OSEP. The first is to promote academic achievement and results for children and youth (from birth to age 26) who are deaf-blind, through technical assistance, model demonstration, and information dissemination activities that are supported by evidence-based practices. The second purpose is to assist in addressing state-identified needs for highly qualified personnel who have the necessary skills and knowledge to serve children and youth who are deaf-blind.

Math Interventions

Center on Instruction

  • www.centeroninstruction.org

    The Center on Instruction offers materials and resources on mathematics to build educators’ knowledge of instruction for students with low achievement in mathematics, improve professional development models for math teachers, and build teachers’ skills in monitoring student growth toward important math outcomes.

What Works Clearinghouse (WWC)

  • http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/reports/middle_math/abstract.asp

    The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) review focuses on curriculum-based interventions, which contain learning goals that spell out the mathematics that students should know and be able to do, instructional programs and materials that organize the mathematical content, and assessments. The WWC has broken the broad topic of math curricula into two reviews: middle school math and elementary school math.

Foundations for Success: Report of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel

  • http://www2.ed.gov/about/bdscomm/list/mathpanel/reports.html

    The National Mathematics Advisory Panel (often called the “National Math Panel,” NMP, or Panel) comprises 24 members designated by the Secretary of Education. Nineteen of the members are experts not employed by the federal government and five are ex officio designees from federal agencies. The members were sworn into service and the Panel began its work on May 22, 2006.

Intervention Central

  • http://www.interventioncentral.org/

    Intervention Central is committed to the goal of making quality Response-to-Intervention resources available to educators at no cost--especially in these times of tight school budgets.

PaTTAN Short Term Loan

The IRIS Center

  • http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/

    Visit the IRIS Center for Training Enhancements for free online interactive resources that translate research about the education of students with disabilities into practice. Our materials cover a wide variety of evidence-based topics, including behavior, RTI, learning strategies, and progress monitoring.

Reading and Writing Interventions - General

What Works Clearinghouse (WWC)

  • http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/reports/

    An initiative of the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences, the WWC:

    • Produces user-friendly practice guides for educators that address instructional challenges with research-based recommendations for schools and classrooms;
    • Assesses the rigor of research evidence on the effectiveness of interventions (programs, products, practices, and policies), giving educators the tools to make informed decisions;
    • Develops and implements standards for reviewing and synthesizing education research; and
    • WWC provides a public and easily accessible registry of education evaluation researchers to assist schools, school districts, and program developers with designing and carrying out rigorous Evaluations.

Center on Instruction

Federal Resources for Educational Excellence

  • http://www.free.ed.gov/

    This site sponsored by the United States Department of Education offers more than 1500 free resources on a variety of subjects including reading and language arts.

Florida Center for Reading Research: K/5 Student Center Activities (SCA)

  • http://www.fcrr.org/Curriculum/SCAindex.shtm

    The K-5 Student Center Activities and K-3 Instructional Routines search tool provides teacher’s access to the 522 individual SCA and the instructional routines. Use this search tool to find and print specific instructional routines or student center activities and their accompanying activity masters by grade level, Big Idea (Phonological Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, or Comprehension), subcomponent, or DIBELS measure.

Intervention Central

  • www.interventioncentral.org

    Intervention Central offers free tools and resources to help school staff and parents to promote positive classroom behaviors and foster effective learning for all children and youth. Visitors can view posted academic [reading and writing] and behavioral intervention strategies, download publications on effective teaching practices, and use tools that streamline classroom assessment and intervention

PaTTAN Short Term Loan

The Best Evidence Encyclopedia

The Vaughn Gross Center for Reading and Language Arts

  • http://www.texasreading.org/utcrla/materials/

    The Vaughn Gross Center for Reading and Language Arts (VGC) promotes academic success for students in Texas and across the nation by improving education outcomes. VGC is committed to providing leadership to state, national, and international educators in effective reading and mathematics instruction through its diversified research, technical assistance, and professional development projects. From translating research into practice to providing online professional development, the Center emphasizes scientifically based research and is dedicated to improving instruction for all students, especially struggling readers, English language learners, and special education students.

Reading and Writing Interventions - Reading

What Works Clearinghouse (WWC)

  • http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/reports/

    An initiative of the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences, the WWC:

    • Produces user-friendly practice guides for educators that address instructional challenges with research-based recommendations for schools and classrooms;
    • Assesses the rigor of research evidence on the effectiveness of interventions (programs, products, practices, and policies), giving educators the tools to make informed decisions;
    • Develops and implements standards for reviewing and synthesizing education research; and
    • WWC provides a public and easily accessible registry of education evaluation researchers to assist schools, school districts, and program developers with designing and carrying out rigorous Evaluations.

Supplementary Aids and Services toolkit

National RTI Center

  • http://www.rti4success.org/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1

    This model, with its associated elements of screening, progress monitoring, and tiered instruction (utilizing universal, secondary, and tertiary interventions), has the potential to enhance student achievement and to reduce the prevalence of reading and math disabilities. Additionally, RTI holds promise that disproportionality in special education may be effectively addressed by integrating proven models for RTI with Early Intervening Services (EIS) for minority students who are not progressing in the general education curriculum.

Universal Design for Learning

  • http://www.cast.org/

    Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for designing curricula that enable all individuals to gain knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm for learning. UDL provides rich supports for learning and reduces barriers to the curriculum while maintaining high achievement standards for all.

LD Online

K-8 Access Center

The IRIS Center

  • http://iris.peabody.vanderbilt.edu/index.html

    Visit the IRIS Center for Training Enhancements for free online interactive resources that translate research about the education of students with disabilities into practice. Our materials cover a wide variety of evidence-based topics, including behavior, RTI, learning strategies, and progress monitoring.

Free Reading

  • www.freereading.net

    FreeReading is an intervention program addressing literacy development for grades K-3. Schools and teachers can use the complete, research-based 40-week program for K-1 students, or use the library of lessons to supplement existing curricula in phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing. The site is also filled with free, downloadable supplemental materials including flashcards, graphical organizers, illustrated readers, decodable texts, audio files, videos and more. It’s a high-quality, research-based program drawing on decades of reading research to help every child become a reader. It is continually being field-tested in classrooms, so it evolves according to what works and what doesn’t. Educators are encouraged to add an early literacy activity, rate an existing activity, add vocabulary for a book, write a short story or start a discussion about early literacy.

Read Write Think

  • www.readwritethink.org

    Description: ReadWriteThink is a partnership between the International Reading Association (IRA), the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), and the Verizon Foundation. The program offers a wide array of standards-based lesson plans that meaningfully integrate internet content into the teaching and/or learning experience. Lessons can be selected according to grade band (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12) and areas of literacy practice. Teach lesson is research-based, and includes a detailed instructional plan. The lessons are written for the teacher but include student-ready materials such as worksheets, interactives, and reviewed web resources. Resource types include: Instructional Resources, Professional Development, Student Resources, and Reference Library.

Reading and Writing Interventions - Writing

Intervention Central

  • www.interventioncentral.org

    Intervention Central offers free tools and resources to help school staff and parents to promote positive classroom behaviors and foster effective learning for all children and youth. Visitors can view posted academic [reading and writing] and behavioral intervention strategies, download publications on effective teaching practices, and use tools that streamline classroom assessment and intervention.

The Pennsylvania Writing Project Network

  • http://www.pctela.org/LiteracyLinks.htm

    The Pennsylvania Writing Project Network (PWPN) is a network of nine sites, each housed on a Pennsylvania university campus. Every year, thousands of teachers participate in PWPN campus, school, and district programs. These teachers, representing all grade levels from kindergarten through university, often teach in a variety of disciplines other than English. The Project also serves administrators, students, and parents.

Jim Wright Online

The Access Center

  • http://www.k8accesscenter.org/training_resources/mnemonics_writing.asp

    Mnemonic instruction is a set of strategies designed to help students improve their memory of new information. Mnemonics instruction links new information to prior knowledge through the use of visual and/or acoustic cues. These strategies have been proven effective with students at a wide range of ability levels (gifted, normally achieving, and those with mild and moderate disabilities) and at all grade levels. Mnemonics are particularly helpful in teaching students with disabilities who have difficulty recalling verbal and content-area information, as they are effective with any type of verbal content

  • http://www.k8accesscenter.org/training_resources/documents/WritingDifferentiationBrief.pdf

    Differentiated instruction allows all students to access the same classroom curriculum by providing entry points, learning tasks, and outcomes that are tailored to students’ needs (Hall, Strangman, & Meyer, 2003).Differentiated instruction is not a single strategy, but rather an approach to instruction that incorporates a variety of strategies.

Reading Rockets

  • http://www.readingrockets.org/article/3478

    The process of learning to write begins very early for many children. The oral and written language experiences children have at home, day care, preschool, and kindergarten contribute to the developing ability to communicate in writing. Let's look at ways in which you can support your students' writing.

Reading and Writing Interventions - Tutoring

Jim Wright Online

National Dropout Prevention Center/Network

Reading Rockets

  • http://www.readingrockets.org/article/113

    Mentoring/Tutoring occurs in many different formats including the traditional one-to-one relationship, a one-to-group relationship, and recently a "telementoring" relationship having multiple relationships about different topics.

  • http://www.readingrockets.org/article/22029

    Peer tutoring links high achieving students with lower achieving students or those with comparable achievement for structured learning. It's an effective educational strategy for classrooms of diverse learners, including students with disabilities, because it promotes academic gains as well as social enhancement. This brief discusses three research-supported peer tutoring strategies: Cross-Age Tutoring; Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies (PALS); and Reciprocal Peer Tutoring (RPT)

Tutoring Strategies for the Primary Grades

  • http://www.readingrockets.org/article/113/

    In grades one through three -- the primary grades -- children continue learning about language and literacy through exploration. They try out their ideas and use what they know to make sense of new concepts. Within this age group, children's reading and writing skills vary greatly. A few children will enter first grade able to read with considerable fluency. Some children will learn to read and write with ease. Others need the one-on-one attention of a tutor to develop an understanding of basic concepts, build specific skills, gain confidence, and become motivated to read and write.

Science Interventions

Research-Based Curriculum is Essential

  • http://www.nsrconline.org/curriculum_resources/index.html

    The NSRC produces and disseminates research-based science education curriculum programs that should be used by school districts to construct effective K–12 instructional programs. All curricula developed or recommended by the NSRC are informed by research studies from the National Research Council of the National Academies about how students learn, and are produced using a rigorous research and development process.

Science and Technology Concepts Program Extensions

  • www.nap.edu/

    The STC BOOKS are self-published by the NSRC and distributed through the National Academies Press (NAP).  Each book is colorfully illustrated with drawings and photographs, and has been reviewed by a nationally recognized reading specialist. Books can be purchased individually, or in sets of eight, by title or strand.

The Sourcebook for Teaching Science

  • http://www.csun.edu/science/

    The Sourcebook for Teaching Science is designed to complement any secondary school science curriculum. Science teachers will find ready-to-use demonstrations, experiments, illustrations, games, puzzles, analogies, lessons, activities, and strategies, as well as explanations of how to adapt these for English learners and diverse student populations. All topics are accompanied by extensive background material, providing teachers with the scientific, organizational, and pedagogical principles necessary for successful classroom implementation

Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, Evaluate (Five Es)

Secondary Response to Instruction and Intervention (RtII)

Secondary RtII: Tier 1 Core Instruction

Literacy and Common Core State Standards

Common Core State Standards Initiative: English Language Arts Standards

  • http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy

    The Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (“the Standards”) are the culmination of an extended, broad-based effort to fulfill the charge issued by the states to create the next generation of K-12 standards in order to help ensure that all students are college and career ready in literacy no later than the end of high school.

Common Core State Standards for ELA and Literacy: Teaching Channel

International Reading Association: Literacy Implementation Guidance for the ELA Common Core State Standards

  • http://www.reading.org/general/AboutIRA/white-papers.aspx

    The International Reading Association has issued the following statement, which offers detailed guidance on seven issues that have proven enormously challenging to teachers, principals, administrators, and others who are charged with implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts.

Achieve the Core

  • http://www.achievethecore.org/

    Student Achievement Partners, a nonprofit organization, has assembled this site to provide free, high-quality resources to educators implementing the Common Core State Standards.

Mathematics and Common Core State Standards

Common Core State Standards Initiative: Mathematics

  • http://www.corestandards.org/Math

    For over decade, research studies of mathematics education in high-performing countries have pointed to the conclusion that the mathematics curriculum in the United States must become substantially more focused and coherent in order to improve mathematics achievement in this country. To deliver on the promise of common standards, the standards must address the problem of the curriculum that is “a mile wide and an inch deep.” These Standards are a substantial answer to that challenge.

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics: Teaching Channel

Tools for the Common Core Standards

Learning Progressions for the Common Core Math Standards

  • http://ime.math.arizona.edu/progressions/

    The Common Core State Standards in mathematics were built on progressions: Narrative documents describing the progression of a topic across a number of grade levels, informed both by research on children’s cognitive development and by the logical structure of mathematics.

Illustrative Mathematics

Inside Mathematics

Standards Aligned System
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